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Chez Denis

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2/3 Orford Yard | Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3TB, England
+44 1603 764441
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Grade 2 listed building, in the centre of Norwich City Centre. Nestled in...
Grade 2 listed building, in the centre of Norwich City Centre. Nestled in Orford Yard Red Lion Street near Loose;s kitchen shop.opposite Deberhams Store.
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Visitor rating
  • 275
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic

Had a loverly meal, the roast duck was sublime and the service was great. Definitely recommend a try if you fancy something a bit different.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
John L
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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375 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Had a loverly meal, the roast duck was sublime and the service was great. Definitely recommend a try if you fancy something a bit different.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I am in a bit of a dilemma here. I have to say this was the most memorable dining experiences I have had in a long time. Food was exceptional, service was informal but spot on, atmosphere (it was a full house) was just how you would want it, the gentle hum of people enjoying the evening. With only 32(?)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were lucky to have got a table but there was a last minute cancellation. A table over the weekend is a hard thing to come by -we discovered. This restaurant is a family affair. The charismatic head chef came out to great us and made excellent recommendations. His wife took our order and their son saw to the rest... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Tucked away in quiet back alley, a stone's throw from the hurly burly of St. Stephen's Street, Chez Denis offers a menu full of Creole flavours redolent of the eponymous patron's French-Caribbean origins. Well cooked, presented and served in an intimate setting where - for once - conversation is not drowned out by unnecessary music. Highly recommended.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Staying in Norwich for the weekend we ate here on the Friday evening. It is a small restaurant with a cosy feel . Denis seems to do the cooking and a friendly waitress works front of house. Having said that Denis did venture out of the kitchen to ask how things were. They were excellent. The food is Caribbean based... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We found this gem when we were looking for a place to lunch pre theatre visit. We had very good toasted sandwiches and just loved the atmosphere of the place. I noticed that it opened in the evening and asked to see the menu. There were some interesting creole/ Cajun dishes and I was intrigued enough to book for that... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visited lunch time and we were impressed enough to ask for the evening menu, Norwich is fairly crammed with half decent places to eat so we felt were taking a leap of faith with this quite small intimate restaurant its run by the guy who's name is over the door Denis he is very engaging and pleasant the food... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Haven't been here since the establishment changed hands, so thought it was time to give it a go and was very pleased we did. A nice warm welcome (the place was very busy) and a promise that the next table would be kept for us if we wanted to wander off for five minutes. The menu was reasonably priced, and... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have visited Chez Denis a number of time over the past few years, each and every time I come the food and service is of the highest standard. I was with my fiancee and a group of friends, my fiancees family are mostly from the caribbean, so I have lots of experience with this type of cuisine. We had... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great food, excellent service, made to feel welcome from start to finish and atmosphere very friendly. Really lovely relaxing evening and will be going again very soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2/3 Orford Yard | Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 764441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Description

Grade 2 listed building, in the centre of Norwich City Centre. Nestled in Orford Yard Red Lion Street near Loose;s kitchen shop.opposite Deberhams Store.
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?